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July 19, 2021

New Science Brief outlines guidance for return to in-person school

Science Brief created by SickKids, CHEO, Science Table and other Ontario hospitals provides guidance on COVID-19 mitigation measures for a return to in-person school in September 2021.

July 8, 2021

SickKids releases new research on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child and youth mental, physical health

Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

June 23, 2021

Closing the chapter on caring for critically ill adults at SickKids

Over the last few months, SickKids staff have come together to achieve something we’ve never done before – supporting our health-care system by taking in adults.

June 16, 2021

SickKids researchers develop promising 'super molecule' that boosts viral neutralization against COVID-19

‘Super molecule’ has been shown in the lab to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, stopping the virus before it invades host cells.

May 27, 2021

SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership extended to support Ghana’s COVID-19 response

SickKids is working together with the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, Ghana Health Service and Ghana Ministry of Health to assist their response to COVID-19.

May 20, 2021

SickKids experiencing COVID-19 outbreak on inpatient unit

SickKids is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 on an inpatient unit specializing in paediatric medicine and respirology.

May 14, 2021

Let the children play: Getting children and youth outdoors now for an active recovery

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, SickKids and researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto are sending a call to action to prioritize children’s health and development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 26, 2021

Survey highlights challenges of caring for infants and toddlers during the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of over 2,000 families across Canada revealed struggles to find information and support in caring for their young children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2021

SickKids preparing to receive admissions of younger adults with COVID-19 to ICU

The recent increase of COVID-related ICU admissions has strained the adult health-care system. As a result, SickKids is opening an eight-bed unit within the ICU for previously healthy adults (approximately 40 years old and under) with COVID-19. The eight-bed unit will be made available for adults if needed.

February 26, 2021

New research reveals impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health

SickKids-led study shows troubling impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child and youth mental health.

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February 24, 2021

New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with both contracting the infection and having poor outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

January 21, 2021

News release: Updated COVID-19 school operation guidance document released by SickKids-led group

Experts stress that in-person school with strong application of the recommended enhanced infection prevention and control strategies and a robust testing strategy is the best option for children of all ages.

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